Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 8557–8571 | Cite as

Heterogeneous Traffic Simulation for Urban Streets Using Cellular Automata

  • Amit Kumar DasEmail author
  • Ujjal Chattaraj
Research Article - Civil Engineering


This paper aims to develop a simulation model for heterogeneous traffic using cellular automata (CA). A detailed description of the developed CA model used to simulate heterogeneous traffic is presented. Heterogeneous traffic comprises of vehicles of different static and dynamic characteristics. Therefore, the developed model should be capable enough to include the characteristics of different types of vehicles. The results of simulation depict that not only the model includes heterogeneous traffic characteristics but real traffic behavior is also taken care of. The developed model is calibrated and validated using distance headway–speed relationship obtained from field data.


Cellular automata Heterogeneous traffic Microscopic properties Macroscopic properties Parallel update scheme 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringNational Institute of Technology RourkelaRourkelaIndia

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